Valparaiso vs. Detroit - 2/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Titans (15-12) at Valparaiso Crusaders (23-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Athletics-Recreation Center)
The Line: Valparaiso Crusaders -15 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders and the Detroit Titans face off on Sunday in Horizon League college basketball action.
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 23-5 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Valpo is averaging 74.1 points per game and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Alec Peters leads the Crusaders averaging 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Tevonn Walker is averaging 10.3 points, Keith Carter is averaging 9.5 points, and Shane Hammink is averaging 8.3 points. Valpo is 13-1 at home and 13-2 in Horizon League games.
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The Detroit Titans are 15-12 this season and they have won their last three games in a row and six of their last last seven. Detroit is averaging 82 points per game and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.9 points and their opponents are shooting 46.7 percent. Paris Bass leads the Titans averaging 18.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Anton Wilson is averaging 14.3 points, Chris Jenkins is averaging 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Jaleel Hogan is averaging 10.4 points. Detroit is 4-8 on the road and 9-7 in Horizon League play.
Valparaiso is 5-2 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. Detroit is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 12-5-1 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two teams.
This is just a lot of points to be laying with a team that isn’t a great cover team so I will take Detroit.